Summary: Dr. Walter Kaufmann explores the origins, basic premises, literary influences, and relation to Christianity of existentialism, illustrating with Kierkegaard, Jaspers, Heidegger, and Sartre in comparison to empiricism, rationalism, and pragmatism.
November 20, 2010 Subject:
One of the best available lectures on existentiallism
In brief, Professor Kaufmann examines the existential tradition with clarity and deep insight. Certainly a great starting point for anyone with a curiosity and I would argue that there is enough insight to give anyone much to think about, regardless of how much exposure they have had to contemporary philosophy.